The worlds of hip-hop and dance music have coexisted on similar planes for years. Whether you talk about the art of DJing, tearing up clubs, or driving youth culture, dance music and hip-hop almost trade places every few years as the top driver of youth trends. While there have been a number of situations in which the two worlds have borrowed from each other, when the two genres unite there can be inspiring... and frightening...results. More often than not, a rapper collaborating with a producer ends up disastrously. Issues can occur do to the open mindedness of both parties involved. Other times, it is as simple as the match working stylistically or not. When dance and hip-hop collide things can get hairy, but there are more than enough positive touch points.
In light of that claim: Let's celebrate the instances when artists in these two realms link up and make music that doesn't suck.